Saturday, February 27, 2010


Here's some fun words that end in LOL:

ATENOLOL a drug to treat hypertension

LINALOL linalool (a fragrant alcohol) .....I knew this one, but not the -LOOL spelling.

SALOL a chemical compound (OLLAS)

SANTALOL sandalwood oil ....... or, Santa Laughs Out Loud.

TALLOL a resinous liquid

THEELOL estriol (an estrogen) .....alt spelling of ESTRIOL- who knew?

TIMOLOL a drug used to treat glaucoma ..... someone played this on me on Facebook. Then they tried to  tell me they had glaucoma, so they knew this word. Sure.

XYLOL xylene (a flammable hydrocarbon) ..... the word that got me thinking about this entry.

Speaking of LOL (or ROTFL, LMAO,  etc.)... I have a problem. I find that even if it's the only online comment I can think of using when I respond to someone's post, it still makes me sound like a 15 year old. But the alternatives, ('Ha Ha!, 'Too Funny!', etc.) make me sound like my mom. What to do? I'm thinking of starting a new one:
LSOLTSTITTF  (Long Sequence Of Letters To Show That I Think That's Funny)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Episode 54 notes


YTE words
BYTE a group of adjacent binary digits
HYTE insane (no S)
KYTE the stomach
WYTE to wite (blame)
FLYTE to flite (quarrel)
BARYTE barite
OOCYTE an egg before maturation
QUBYTE a sequence of eight quantum bits  QUBIT a quantum bit

extension SATIRE + B
RED(BAITERS) one who redbaits (denounces as communist)
SY(BARITES) a person devoted to pleasure and luxury (BESTIARY)
YT(TERBIAS) a chemical compound (YTTERBIC)

CENTO (sento) a literary work made up of parts from other works

DUECENTO (13th c.), TRECENTO (14th c.), QUATTROCENTO (15th c.), CINQUECENTO (16th c.), SEICENTO (17th c.),

SEJANT (see-junt)represented in a sitting position- used of a heraldic animal (adj- no S!)
SERJEANT sergeant(Y) a non-commissioned military officer (SERGEANT has 5 anagrams)
SERJEANTY a form of land tenure

stupid tip of the week: download quackle @

(A)ESTIVATE to spend the summer
UNUNBIUM a synthetic element

Monday, February 15, 2010


My phoney bingo (challenged off) at club tonight. Know the two good words?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Episode 54

Out now!

I'll add the notes here in the next few days.

Direct link here, in case you're not an iTunes person:

Friday, February 5, 2010

Found Word of the day

adjective form of  ISCHEMIA (a type of anemia)

also slightly similar:
CHEMIC a chemist
SACHEMIC adjective form of SACHEM a North American Indian chief

Got a found word? Send it to me and I'll post it.

Monday, February 1, 2010

OSPD discovery


Rather than just list this cool word here, I thought I'd give you a link to visit and see it on a board.

I stumbled across this one in the OSPD today. Means 'friendliness'.

Maybe you'll be able to play it if you come across the same position in a live game.